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    PAGE 2 January 21, 1994
Warm Springs, Oregon
Df,St0J?ffend chamP'onshiP
Tailfeaihers, and his parents, Charles
ana mncy Tailfeaihers, will be
, headed to the annual Tony White
Cloud Memorial World Champion
ship Hoop Dance Contest February
19 and 20 in Phoenix, Arizona. J.R.
will be returning to defend his cham
pionship title in the 9-to-1 7-year-old
bracket of the contest J.R. has par
ticipated in the contest for the past
three years. He expects to join 30 or
so other young men in the contest.
J.R. has been hoop dancing since
he was seven years old, mostly at
Sowwows. He learned the art from
is dad. J.R. also has taught himself
to play the flute and also eagle dances,
grass dances and traditional dances.
Last fall, a group of Maupin jun
ior high school students, after seeing
his photo in a textbook, visited with
J.R. at The Musei m at Warm Springs.
He demonstrated his flute playing
and hoop dancing skills.
J.R. is an eighth grader at Madras
Jr. High School, with science being
his favorite subject. He finds space
the most interesting part of his sci
ence class. . . . .
Warm Springs prepares position paper
For thousands, of years, tribal
fishers have taken fish from the Co
lumbia River for subsistence and
trading. Treaties of the 1850s ensured
river tribes the right to continue
fishing in their usual and accustomed
In the 1930s, the Corps of Engi
neers was directed by Congress to
study the feasibility of constructing
dams on the Columbia. When the
Bonneville Dam was built in the
1930s, approximately 40 usual and
accustomed fishing sites were inun
dated. In 1939, the Corps and the
River Tribes , who were party to the
treaties of the 1850s, reached an
agreement which proposed the ac
quisition of a number of sites adja
cent to the Columbia River, totaling
400 acres. This agreement compen
sated the Treaty Tribes for fishing
access sites lost to flooding through
construction of the dam. Even though
the agreement was reached, World
War II prevented the passage of leg
islation. Then, six years later, in 1945,
Public Law 14, the Rivers and Har
bors Act, was passed and it autho
rized the Corps to acquire sites to
replace those lost. Between the mid
1 940s and the mid-1 960s, the United
States provided five fishing sites,
totaling approximately 40 acres ad
jacent to the river, under the autho
rization of the Act.
Pressure on Treaty Tribes began
to increase as use of the Columbia
River increased during the 1 970s and
1 980s. The Sohappy case highlighted
issues pertaining to tribal requests
for additional lands as well. Tribal
treaty rights were specifically ad
dressed in Section 17 of the Colum
bia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Act of 1986. Provisions established
AIDS, The Final Chapter
Starring. . . The Human Immunodefi
ciency Virus
He stood as if frozen in time. The
only movement was his long dark
hair as the bitter wind whipped it
about his face. He was alone. A dark
silhouette mingled among the bluish
gray and greens of the sagebrush and
juniper. He stood, a solitary figure,
overlooking the small community
that had always been his home.
His silence was merely disbelief
of the news that had been shared with
him only a few hours earlier. His
heart felt as if it would explode from
the force of his feelings, as angry
tears spilled over his cheeks. He had
never really known fear until now.
He had been alone many times, but
he had never felt as alone as he did at
this point. His body began to shake
uncontrollably, as a sorrowful moan
escaped his lips to the point of
unstoppable sobbing.
What had happened? How had it
happened? How could it have hap
pened to him? Over and over the
questions tumbled through his mind.
How could he face his friends, his
parents, his girlfriend, with this dev
astating news?
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the need to avoid potential effects to
the treaty rights and indicated that
the rights are not subject to negotia
tions in developing the management
plan for the Gorge. The final draft
management plan was completed in
July 1991 and established special
management goals and policies to
deal with treaty rights and the need
for consultation with the Tribes.
During 1987 and 1988, the Tribes
identified sites on the Columbia River
suitable for additional fishing access
and support. At the same time, the
Corps testified before the Senate
Select Committee on Indian Affairs
that transfer of additional lands to the
treaty tribes for fishing access could
not be accomplished without Con
gressional authorization. The Com
mittee drafted legislation to autho
rize the transfer of portions of the
lands to the Secretary of the Interior
for administration as Treaty fishing
access sites. Congress directed the
Corps to administer the new law,
Public Law 100-581, upon its passage
in 1988.
Shortly after passage of the law,
the Corps developed an interim man
agement plan for the 21 legislative
Treaty fishing access sites until the
lands are improved and administra
tively transferred to the BIA. The
interim plan's emphasis was on the
eight sites identified by Public Law
100-581 for preferential priority use
by the Treaty Tribes that directly
impacted public parks. The Corps,
the BIA and representatives of the
four Treaty Tribes entered into a
Memorandum Of Understanding to
coordinate planning of implementa
tion of the legislation through a task
The task force, of which Chief
Delvis Heath and Chief Nelson
discussed 224
Today, it was like the final chap
ter of his life had been written. To
day, test results had confirmed his
suspicions that he had contracted the
AIDS virus. He had tested positive
for the Human Immunodeficiency
Virus, HIV. It was something he had
never dreamt could happen to him.
Why hadn't he learned about HIV
and AIDS and all the other stuff he
had heard about. Why?
Learn the facts about HIV and
AIDS February 24, 1994 from 7:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Health &
Wellness Center Pod A Conference
Room, Warm Springs, Oregon.
The above story could be true, but
fortunately it isn't. Learning what
HI V is, learning to understand AIDS,
and learning about the choices you
can make to stop a story like this
from coming true is taking the first
step to prevent this illness from hap
pening. Our community must become
aware of the danger of HIV and AIDS.
Help us prevent this from becoming
a threat to our children, community
and ourselves. Attend this session on
HIV and AIDS Awareness.
A community Health Education
f S 1
Wallulatum are members, has been
meeting on a monthly basis since
1988 to coordinate implementation
of the legislation. The task force de
cided to separate implementation of
the sites covered by the legislation
into Phase I and Phase II sites. The
Phase I sites are called the Early
Implementation" sites. Phase I work,
including planning, design and engi
neering, will be completed first. The
Phase II sites would be covered during
a later planning, design and engi
neering phase.
Phase I work will include im
provement at the Cascade Locks,
Lone Pine and Underwood in-lieu
sites. Construction of a new in-lieu
site at the Bonneville Area Office
site on the Washington side of the
Columbia River is also included.
Construction is ready to begin on
these projects and, largely as a result
of the Warm Springs Tribe's efforts,
Congress added 53.9 million to the
Corps' fiscal year '94 construction
budget for the improvements and
construction. Work will probably
begin in May and be completed in
Phase II covers all of the sites
located on Corps of Engineers land
above The Dalles and John Day Dams
and the six new in-lieu sites that will
be built on land purchased from will;,,
ing private landowners in Bonneville
Pool, bringing the total of access and
in-lieu sites to about 32. Cost of the
Phase II construction is approxi
mately $51 million.
On Friday, January 21, Warm
Springs Tribal Council representa
tives and representatives of the three
other treaty tribes will meet with
Corps officials to discuss their rec
ommendations on Phase II planning
document. The Tribe has prepared a
Next session t0 be
Joint education committee meeting held January 3
The Johnson 0' Malley, Title V
and Tribal Education Committee
along with the Education Branch
General Manager, Education Ser
vices Director and the Career Coun
Are games age
Video games are a popular pas
time for children of all ages, some
video games, because of their violent
content or mature themes, may be
inappropriate forchildren, especially
younger ones. If you are shopping
forvideogamesforchildren.be aware
that some games appropriate for older
children or adults may be advertised
and marketed together with games
for younger ones.
If you are buying a video game for
a child, you may want to: look fr
ratings that now appear on some video
games; ask a salesperson about the
content suitability of various games;
or check consumer publications,
which may evaluate video games.
In addition, be aware that:
At least one video game
manufacturer rates many of its games
to indicate whether they are appro
Foresty seeking motivated individuals
The Branch of Forestry is solicit
ing names of Tribal members or af
filiates who are willing to lcam how
to trap gopher on forest plantations.
Individuals need to be highly moti
vated and capable of working inde
pendently. Training will consist of
working with a Tribal Contractor for
Yes, I'm interested in learning how to trap gophers.
I Phone No.
I Mail to: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Forestry, P.O. I
I Box 1 239, Warm Springs, OR 9776 1 . Attn.: Forestry Devel-'
, Lincoln's powwow set for Feb. 11-13
If it's early in the year, it must be
just about time for the annual
Lincoln's Birthday Powwow. This
year's celebration will be held Feb
ruary 1 1 through 13 at the Simnasho
Longhouse. The powwow is dedi
cated to the values and beliefs inher
ent to native tribal sacredness that
have provided strength through the
ages.. Because of this, the Tribal
Constitution and By-Laws and the
past, present and future leadership it
provides, are honored.
The powwow will begin at 6 p.m.
Friday, February 1 1 with "new join
ers" and "re-joiners" events. Also
throughout the powwow will be spe
cial events, such as a parade of war
bonnets, an honoring of veterans,
senior citizens and tiny tots, a sobri
ety dance, royalty recognition with a
special by 1993 Lincoln's Birthday
queen Eileen Frank, a hand-drum
special, sponsored by . Cal
Queahpama, a "Thunder Walks Buf
falo" special, a special recognition
for Corps on Columbia River in-lieu sites
position paper that will be included
with the Corps' proposal Corps
headquarters and to Congress.
In the position paper, Tribal
Council urges the Corps to expedite
their action and asks that the "Corps
of Engineers.. .accelerate the process
of acquiring the six acquisition
sites. ...issue a capability determina
tion at the earliest possible date and
thus clear the way for Congress to
appropriate the necessary funds for
the acquisition sites" on the
Bonneville Pool. The Tribe sees the
rapid development and escalating
land values as cause for the Corps to
act quickly.
Part of the Corps ' report addresses
the responsibility for operation and
maintenance the new fishing sites
once construction is completed. The
report states that the BIA would ac
cept administration jurisdiction and
assume operation, maintenance, re
pair and replacement responsibili
ties. The Tribe firmly believes that
while the BIA may have administra
tive responsibility for operating and
maintaining the sites once transfer
occurs, the cost of should be funded
by the Corps of Engineer's Colum
bia River hydroelectric projects rather
than the BIA's annual operating bud
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February 7-
selor held their Joint Committee
meeting January 3, 1994 at the Edu
cation Center. Mike Gomez of JOM
facilitated the meeting.
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persons over 13 (MA-13) or adults
only (MA-17). These ratings are
found on the front of some video
games. In some advertisements for
the games, however, the ratings may
not be present and may be obscured.
Some manufacturers restrict
the content of their games. There
may be differences in some of the
action sequences, even among video
games with the same name, depend
ing on the manufacturer.
The industry is now moving
to establish an industry-wide rating
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If you are interested please fill out
the form and return to the address
listed below by March 1, 1994. If you
have any questions, please call
Tommy James or Budd Johnson at
553-2416 ext. 109.
award presented by the Queahpama
sisters and powwow committee
On Saturday, a memorial dinner
and openingblessing of the Simnasho
Longhouse will be held. All those
who were in mourning will be re
joining the dancing circle, according
to tradition. A special Sunday ser
vice will be held Sunday, February 6
with a prayer service for powwow
Visiting drums include White Fish
Eagle, Black Stone from Canada;
Indian Nation, Black Lodge, Eagle
Spirit from Washington and Red
Horse from the Southwest, and the
Spilyay Tymoo calendars are here!
$2.00 or 3 for $5.00
Stop by Spilyay office (old girls dorm)
The Tribe also recommended
modifications to the report pertaining
to specific sites.
Cooks In-Lieu Site Installation
of showers, as recommended, by
fishermen. Idea is supported by the
Tribe, but cost of operation and
maintenance will increase. This is
not sufficient reason to eliminate the
proposed showers. But, if these costs
become the budget responsibility of
the BIA, the Tribe reserves the right
to reconsider their position.
Celilo Treaty Fishing Access
Site Three alternative plans have
been prepared for Celilo based on
concerns regarding cultural re
sources. Any cultural resources lo
cated on the site have not been in
ventoried or adequately identified.
The Tribe does not believe that de
parture from the full legislative site
development plan is justified. How
ever, cultural resources studies should
be conducted to determine the extent
and significance of any resources
located on the property.
LePage Treaty Fishing Access
Site Located at the mouth of the
John Day River, this site is very
popular with sports fishermen. The
Rapid Refund in 3 to 5
The Jr. and Sr. High teacher re
ception planning were made with
Sheryl Courtney heading up the re
ception that was held January 11,
1994 at the Sr. Building and hosted
by the Committee. .
Issues concerning the Warm
Springs Elementary, such as "early
school," cross walk safety and the
possibility of having a new WSE
built was discussed. Ms. Nan Willis,
WSE Principal will be invited to the
next meeting.
The WS Library project was
brought up. Shirley Sanders was
given the go ahead by the group to
work on the Library project. She
asked for the support of the Warm
Springs Community. If the people
are supportive, she wants to hear
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The Warm Springs Rodeo Association held a new and improved bingo
January 15 at the Agency Longhouse. Many new items were on sale also.
WSRA is raising funds for a building at the rodeo arena. Watch the Spilyay
Tymoo for future bingo games to be held.
Heart Butte Drum of Montana.
Queen Candidates are Leah
Bettles, Betty Lou George and
Geraldine S witzler. Queen crowning
will be held during Saturday
evening's session. Each candidate is
selling raffle tickets. Raffle items
include numerous Pendleton items, a
beaded bag, fringe shawls, a buck
skin vest, a ribbon shirt, shell dresses,
a hand drum, a quilt, various cash
prizes and other items. Tickets are S 1
each or six for S5. You need not be
present to win.
Concessions will be available.
However, concession space is lim
ited and there is no longer any space
available for more vendors.
Tribe supports the revised plan that
includes setting aside part of the pub
lic parking area to provide camping
near the new boat ramp for tribal
fishers. It also provides additional
parking for the public in the upland
site originally set aside for tribal
Mooney Treaty Fishing Access
Site The Corps discovered that 80
percent to 90 percent of this site is
held as a railroad right-of-way that
cannot be acquired for access. The
Corps has recommended the site be
left undeveloped with which the Tribe
Pine Creek and Alderdale
Treaty Fishing Access Sites The
Corps proposes to develop full access
sites at both locations. The Tribe
proposes to limit the Alderdale
renovation to camping facilities and
have full development at Pine Creek
because the sites are only five or six
miles apart.
Three Mile Canyon Treaty
Fishing Access Site The Tribe
supports the Corps' proposal to move
the boat ramp closer to the existing
public boat ramp. This proposal will
save a considerable amount of money
and perhaps provide a better facility
for use by tribal fishermen.
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Warm Springs, OR 97761
Phone (503)553-5722
FAX: (503) 553-5721
from them. She will also make con
tacts and do what she can to make
this a reality.
The GM gave a report on the
Simnasho School which will open
January 24 with ribbon cutting cer
emonies, dignitaries and other events.
He also reported of having meetings
on AE which he and Rob Hastings
will report back to the next Joint
Committee Meeting scheduled for
February 7.
Agenda topics for the next meet
ing February 7, 1994 will be: Middle
School Report, AE Report, Tutor
Project, WSE Report, Simnasho
School Report andother Educational
information sharing. Charlotte Shike
of the Tribal Education Committee
will facilitate.
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